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  • Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert signs his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Browns first-round pick Justin Gilbert won't miss a beat in trying beat out veteran Buster Skrine for the starting cornerback job opposite Pro Bowler Joe Haden. Gilbert, the No. 8 overall pick out of Oklahoma State, signed his four-year deal Wednesday, rookie reporting day, and avoided losing any ground in the competition. The deal, which includes an option for a fifth year, is worth $12,833,502, according to spotrac.com. It includes a $7,653,456 signing bonus and $12,833,502 in total guarantees. The deal averages $3,208,376.

  • Kevin Durant asks for your basketball videos in Summer is Serious 2

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Kevin Durant could draft you to his squad. Or how about James Harden or Skylar Diggins? If your moves are good enough, you could participate in the "World's Biggest Pickup Game" in Barcelona this summer in the second edition of Nike's Summer is Serious tournament. Step 1. Film yourself Step 2. Put it online Step 3. Hashtag your video #summerisserious And Nike will find it. Here's the link: https://amp.twimg.com/v/0fe8416a-dc62-4c9e-96b9-73750b79f9ca

  • Big 12 basketball: Time, TV listing announced for Sooners' December game against Washington

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma basketball announced Wednesday that the Sooners' Dec. 20 game against Washington will be aired on ESPNU at 8 p.m. The game is a part of the MGM Grand Showcase in Las Vegas.

  • Preseason All-ACC team has nine Florida State players

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    This is what Oklahoma State has to prepare for. The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles occupy nine of the 25 spots on the media's All-ACC preseason football team released Wednesday. In comparison, Baylor led the Big 12 with seven players on the media's preseason team. The next closest school on the All-ACC list was Duke with four players on the team. Florida State opens the season against Oklahoma State on Aug. 30 in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • Kansas State coach Bill Snyder eats one meal a day, often Taco Bell

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder says the legend of him eating one meal a day is true. The 74-year-old told ESPN on Wednesday that his 18-hour work days often lead to a lack of late-night choices when it comes to food. "One meal a day is accurate," Snyder said Wednesday, during an interview at ESPN. "It's not always Taco Bell. I like Taco Bell. But I eat at other places."

  • Former OU swingman Cameron Clark agrees to terms with Vanoli Basket of Italy

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Former Oklahoma swingman Cameron Clark has agreed to terms with Italian club Vanoli Basket (Cremona). Clark spent the summer playing for the Los Angeles Clippers' D-League team, averaging 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 17.3 minutes per game in four contests. Clark went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft.

  • LeBron James apologizes for chaos in Ohio neighborhood with cupcakes

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    LeBron James wants to make sure he's in the good graces of his neighbors now that he's back in Ohio. So, on Tuesday night, James sent a team from a Fairlawn, Ohio, bakery around his immediate neighborhood in Bath Township to deliver cupcakes to apologize for the traffic jams caused by the interest in James' return earlier this month.

  • Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant share brunch

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The Baddest, meet the Bieber. Kevin Durant was photographed with pop star, Justin Bieber, which Biebs posted to his Instagram on Tuesday. Bieber is wearing a New Jersey Nets hat, while Durant keeps it neutral in his "The Baddest" Nike line. "Brunch @easymoneysniper" is all Bieber puts on his Instagram post (Note: @easymoneysniper is Durant's Instagram handle). Bieber has been photographed in everything from Miami Heat to Los Angeles Lakers gear, so his loyalties are from coast-to-coast. Now, Durant gets some of the Bieber love.

  • OU alum Pat Bowlen resigns control of Denver Broncos

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team as he acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Bowlen, who has degrees in business and law from the University of Oklahoma, helped take the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances and two championships in his 30-year tenure. Bowlen, 70, has placed his ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust. Bowlen's goal is for one of his seven children to run the team when ready. The Broncos will not be put up for sale.

  • College of Charleston president orders second investigation of Doug Wojcik

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell has ordered a second investigation of embattled basketball coach Doug Wojcik based on new allegations of a physical confrontation with a player and verbal abuse of athletic department staff. One of the allegations in the new report includes a physical confrontation between Wojcik and former Cougar guard Trevonte Dixon, which occurred during a game in the 2012-13 season, multiple sources told The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C. A source also said a video of the confrontation between Wojcik, a former coach at Tulsa, and Dixon is part of the report.

  • Joe Paterno's son Jay sues Penn State for 'improper termination'

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jay Paterno is targeting Penn State University in another lawsuit. Paterno today filed a complaint in Philadelphia federal court, where he and fellow former assistant coach Bill Kenney are suing the university for improper termination. Paterno and Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012. They are seeking compensation in excess of $1,000,000 and accusing Penn State of engaging in civil conspiracy against them.

  • Former Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse, who is arguably remembered most for throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Richards while running to his right in Super Bowl XII on one of Tom Landry's famous trick plays, died Tuesday night. He was 64. Newhouse battled with his health since suffering a stroke in 2010. He spent much of the past year at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minneapolis, Minn, hoping to get a heart transplant. Newhouse never got strong enough for the transplant before succumbing to heart disease at the Mayo clinic, his son Rodd Newhouse confirmed Tuesday night.

  • Angels won't cap former OU pitcher Garrett Richards' innings

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Former OU pitcher Garrett Richards has been a revelation for the Los Angeles Angels this season. Richards has become the Angels’ best starter in their chase for the American League West crown. On Tuesday, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said that he won’t have an innings cap on Richards even though he’s on pace for a career high in innings pitched. Richards has already pitched 131 1/3 innings. His career high was 145 last season. ESPN analyst Jim Bowden said Tuesday that the Angels don’t want what happened to the Washington Nationals a few years back to happen to them come playoff time. “I think the Angels saw what happened a couple of years ago with Washington when they shut down (Steven) Strasburg, when they shut down (Jordan) Zimmerman,” Bowden said. “They had a chance for a World Series and when they shut them down, that kind of ended, and the Angels are in a situation … they want a chance at a World Series. “The shoulder and the elbow are completely healthy, he’s been pitching every fifth day without any fatigue whatsoever, and the velocity is as good as it’s been. Why shut down a healthy pitcher when he’s throwing the way he’s throwing?” Richards, 26, currently ranks in the top 10 in the American League in wins (11), strikeouts (134), earned run average (2.47) and Wins Above Replacement for pitchers (3.7).

  • Top High School Basketball Player Signs $1.2 Million Contract In China Instead Of Going To College

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Forced to wait a year to enter the NBA Draft, No. 1-ranked high school guard Emmanuel Mudiay has decided to play professionally in China instead of going to college, according to Business Insider. Mudiay signed a one-year, $1.2-million contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. He's also insured in case he gets injured. Since the NBA instituted a rule in 2006 that players can only enter the draft if they are one year removed from high school, few top prospects have opted to play professionally overseas.

  • Report: Five-star recruit Kendall Sheffield visiting OU, OSU next week

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A big-time recruit will be making his way to the state of Oklahoma next week. Five-star defensive back Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas/Thurgood Marshall) will be at LSU Friday and is reportedly scheduling visits to OU and OSU for the following week. Sheffield is rated as ESPN.com's No. 1 prospect in Texas and the nation's No. 2 cornerback in the Class of 2015. Sheffield (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas, among numerous others.

  • Steve Spurrier says SEC, ACC 'follow the rules pretty well'

    erik horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby ruffled some feathers Monday at Big 12 Media Days by saying that "cheating pays" in today's NCAA, and that "enforcement is broken." South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier tends to disagree. While Bowlsby's comments may look like a reference to the Southeastern Conference, Spurrier says the SEC is doing alright when it comes to doing things the right way. “I think we follow the rules pretty well in our area… SEC, ACC," Spurrier said. This comes on the heels of Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher saying Monday the Seminoles didn't punish quarterback Jameis Winston for shoplifting because "it was not done with intent." Tramel wrote in his column for Tuesday's Oklahoman that it's more than just the SEC on alert: "It’s easy to write off Bowlsby’s bomb as a shot across the bow at the SEC. Finger-pointing at a league long cast as breaking the rules it didn’t have time to bend. But Bowlsby cut a wide swath. He was talking about the need for a cultural change, in both attitude and resources."

  • Report: Blake Griffin, James Harden, group of NBA stars could face fines for clinics in Manila

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A group of NBA players has reportedly been warned by the NBA that it could face fines for participating in clinics that included games of H-O-R-S-E and scrimmages in Manila, Philippines. The group, which included former University of Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin, former Thunder guard James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Damian Liillard, was warned it could face financial fines for participating in the unapproved activities, Yahoo Sports reports. Events were supposed to be scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, but have reportedly been canceled since event organizers didn't gain league approval.

  • Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott only rookies named to USA Select Team

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was one of only two rookies named to the USA Basketball Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the Men's National Team in Las Vegas. Smart and 12 others will work out with and scrimmage against the National Team in its preparation for the FIBA World Cup. Smart, the No. 6 overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft, and Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, are the only two rookies on the Select roster. Named to the 2014 USA Basketball Select squad were: Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks); Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic); McDermott (Chicago Bulls); Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic); Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets); Miles Plumlee (Phoenix Suns); Smart (Boston Celtics); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets).

  • Gary Williams thinks Kevin Durant will settle down in Washington D.C. area one day

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Let the Kevin Durant-to-D.C. speculation continue. It'll be a constant stream over the next two seasons as Durant approaches free agency in 2016. Last week on ESPN 980, former University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams said he'd be shocked if Durant doesn't live in the Washington D.C. area once his playing career is over. Williams said Durant is keeping an eye on what happened with LeBron James and his decision to go home to Cleveland. From Dan Steinburg's Blog via The Washington Post: “One interesting thing on this LeBron going back to Cleveland, Durant’s watching that very close,” Williams said. “He’s seeing the adulation pouring out for LeBron James for coming home. And Durant loves this area. He does. He’s back every summer. He plays at Montrose [Christian] against their high school kids sometimes; he’s out there taking charges. He just loves to play basketball. He’s been over at Maryland, he plays with the players over there. He just wants to play. And these are where his ties are. I know one thing, when his career’s over, I’d be shocked if he didn’t live in this area.” Williams goes on to say that the Wizards make progress while falling a step short in the East, that could simultaneously show that Durant is what's missing in Washington. Williams also couldn't leave out the recent hire of David Adkins, who was an assistant coach at Montrose Christian High School when Durant was there. It's another quote in a series of them that will connect Durant to D.C.

  • Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher explains why Jameis Winston went unpunished

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Jameis Winston's suspension from the baseball team for shoplifting was punishment enough, Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher says. At ACC Media Days on Monday, Fisher said after finding out what happened in Winston's shoplifting incident earlier this year, he declined to add further punishment. "Not after we found out the story and what had happened and [what Winston did] was not a malicious thing," Fisher said. "It was not done with intent." Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, was suspended from the baseball team at the time he shoplifted $32 worth of crab legs from a Tallahassee market. "People need to realize, when you suspend him in baseball, you understand how important baseball is to him? That cut his heart out," Fisher said Monday. "If it was done maliciously, we may have done other things. It was a silly mistake and not done with any malicious doing, and you don't punish a guy twice for the same crime."